WARRINGTON'S teen Stoke City striker Nathan Lowe returns home from Montenegro unsure whether or not England have done enough to move on to the next stage of UEFA Under 19s EURO.

The former student at Lymm High School and ex-Warrington Schoolboys representative featured in all three qualifying games played at the DG Arena Ljekopolje in Podgorica over the past week.

But England drew 0-0 against the host nation last Wednesday, 1-1 with Wales on Saturday and then 0-0 with Austria on Tuesday.

It leaves them third in Group 12, with only the top-two guaranteed a place in the elite qualifiers next summer, and now they have to wait for other groups to finish to see whether their record is good enough to progress as one of the 'next best' sides.

Lowe, 18, who had started the two Stoke Championship games against Southampton and Leicester City before the international break, made his England debut in the UEFA Under 19s EURO qualifier against Montenegro.

He entered play as a 65th minute substitute for Reading's Dominic Ballard as boss Simon Rusk tried to find the breakthrough that England's dominance deserved.

The nearest the former Egerton youth player came was when fellow sub Omari Kellyman laid the ball off to him and his low shot from 15 yards out went wide by the narrowest of margins.

He was again used off the bench as a 74th-minute change for Ballard in the 1-1 draw with Wales, being asked to try and create or score a winning goal after England had initially trailed.

Nothing materialised, and then against Austria Lowe was an 80th-minute replacement for Ballard and came close with a header at the far post but his effort went wide.

Lowe made a name for himself with Stoke fans thanks to coming off the bench and scoring the last-gasp winner in a 3-2 success at Bristol City in the Championship on September 30.

It has been a bit of a whirlwind for him since then, making his full senior debut in the home clash with Southampton three days later.

He was with Stoke's academy set-up from the age of 10.

His reputation as a goal scorer grew throughout his time in youth football and Potters boss Alex Neil is a fan of his predatory instinct.